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Passings 2007: Religion

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Cardinal Frederic Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi, 76

Congo's top Roman Catholic prelate, in Leuven, Belgium. Jan. 6

The Rev. Augustin Diamacoune Senghor, 78

Senegal rebel leader who fought for an independent state in the country's
southern Casamance region, in Paris. Jan. 13

Abbe Pierre, 94

Beloved French priest praised for devotion to the needy; founded the international Emmaus Community for the poor. Jan. 22.

The Rev. Robert Drinan, 86

Priest who represented Massachusetts in the U.S. House during the 1970s. Jan. 28.

G.E. Patterson, 67

Presiding bishop of 6 million-member Church of God in Christ. March 20.

The Rev. Jerry Falwell, 73

Evangelist who used the power of television to transform the religious right into a mighty political force. May 15. |

Tammy Faye Messner, 65

Helped then-husband Jim Bakker build a TV evangelism empire that later collapsed in disgrace. July 20. Cancer. |

Rabbi Judah Nadich, 95

Military chaplain who advised Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower after the discovery of Nazi concentration camps. Aug. 26.

The Rev. D. James Kennedy, 76

Megachurch pastor; prominent Christian broadcaster. Sept. 5.

The Rev. Rex Humbard, 88

His televangelism ministry once spanned the globe. Sept. 21.

Sri Chinmoy, 76

Indian-born spiritual leader; inspired followers to perform athletic feats. Oct. 11.

The Rev. John H. Cross Jr., 82

Pastor of church in Birmingham, Ala., where four girls died in a 1963 racist bombing. Nov. 15.

Passings 2007